A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Mt Jefferson

August 11, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated August 16, 2019

Mt Jefferson is 5,712 feet tall. One of the peaks in the Presidential Range with Mt Washington. We hiked it Sunday. This was a let’s go get it, kind of trip. So we didn’t stop for lots of photos, and the story is straight forward. The weather almost made a different story.

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The Copper Miner’s trail at Keg Knoll

June 12, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated August 7, 2019

We chose to explore the Copper Miner’s trail into Keg Springs Canyon. It was the shortest route off the plateau, if it existed. We only had vague descriptions to follow from blogs and forum threads.

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The data says we go skiing in winter

Emilie Phillips
updated August 4, 2019

I decided to play around with the accumulated data in this blog. I used python and pandas, since those are the tools I use at work. I downloaded all posts, then removed duplicates and uncategorized posts. The final graph of activities vs month of the year is above, or click here for full resolution graph. […]

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Picking blueberries on Straightback Mountain

Emilie Phillips
updated July 31, 2019

The turkeys ate all our blueberries in our yard, so we headed up to the Belknap range to pick blueberries. Four years ago when we hiked Mt Major, we had seen lots of blueberries there. We hiked the precipice loop path. We only saw one other person on Precipice Path. The treadway looked like it […]

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Kayaking across Portsmouth harbor to Maine

July 21, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated July 24, 2019

It was my idea to paddle Portsmouth. Tyson said it would be too built up, but the MITA guide showed places to stop. I thought crossing the mouth of the Piscataqua River would challenge our family’s skills and endurance. We put in at Odiorne State Park and paddled out Little Harbor. Then came the crossing […]

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Trying out Isaac’s New Kayak in Essex Bay

July 13, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated July 17, 2019

We wanted to get out paddling, but Isaac worried he would tip over in his new kayak if we encountered waves. Tyson suggested we go to Essex Bay which is quite protected from ocean waves. We could stay behind the Crane Beach peninsula and paddle to Choate Island. We tried a different Essex Bay launch […]

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Isaac’s First Kayak

July 7, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated July 10, 2019

The last two years, Isaac has graduated from the tandem kayak to a solo kayak. His favorite boat so far is my mother’s skinny skin on frame, but even that is too big for him. So we ordered Isaac a custom built skin on frame from Turner Wilson at Kayak Ways. It took Turner a […]

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